Welcome to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge: Observation Deck

© Photographed April 8, 2017
Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin
44°02'03.2"N 90°09'41.1"W
44.034214, -90.161416

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge . . .
was established in 1939 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Covering more than 43,000 acres, it contains the largest wetland bog in the state.
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The kiosk is located about mid-way between Wisconsin Highway 21 and the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, and is accessible from northbound Headquarters Road, a couple of miles north of its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 21, at or near N11385 Headquarters Road, Necedah, Wisconsin 54646.


These markers are also at this location:





Levels of Habitat
Necedah provides a diversity of habitats that meet the needs of different wildlife in different ways. One way to view that diversity is from top to bottom.
Different levels of habitat meeting different needs of different species = Habitat diversity.
Turkeys will roost high in the branches of trees at night to be safe from predators.
Red-headed woodpeckers will search for food in the bark on tree trunks.
Wood ducks will nest in tree cavities.
Whitetail deer will browse on small branches near the ground.
Sedge wrens and other songbirds will build nests in tall emergent vegetation.
Snapping turtles will dig a hole to deposit their eggs and raccoons will often find these nests and feast on the eggs.

Connections

Habitats fit together with wildlife to create a complete landscape puzzle. This concept is called "interconnectedness." If a piece is missing, the landscape can't meet its potential and plants and animals may suffer. From the wetland to the Karner blue butterfly, the Scarlet tanger and the upland forests, all the pieces are equal in size and benefit the larger landscape of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.

Looking northeast . . . 


Views (above and below) from the observation deck.



Looking northwest with Headquarters Road in the background.

With the kiosk visible in the distance in the center of the photo.



The kiosk is located at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
in Necedah, Wisconsin.

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